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RUS M: Alekno – “Markin missed Olympics due to unsporting reasons”

by WoV
source: rsport.ru; Photo: gazeta.ru

Vladimir Alekno, head coach of Russia Men’s Volleyball National Team, explained why Aleksandr Markin did not participate at the 2016 Rio Olympics.




Markin was one of the most important players of “Zbornaya” at the European Qualification Tournament in Berlin, Germany (January 5-10) on which Russia secured spot in Rio.

But, in the coming months Markin was suspended because of a positive test for meldonium. Althought, he was found not guilty, Markin was not on the list of Russia NT for Rio Olympics. Alekno explained that it was not his decision.

“Markin missed the Olympics for unsporting reasons. About the fact that he will not be able to play in Rio, we have learned only three days prior to departure for the Olympics,” Alekno stated.

Russian Volleyball Federation previously emphasized that Markin simply was not included in the squad.


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M September 6, 2016 - 4:47 pm

It was obvious, when decision was made….

dee jae69 September 7, 2016 - 12:23 am

if only berezhko and markin played during rio russia beat USA because that dinamo moscow connection of grankin, berezhko and markin works they played well during the european qualification


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